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Technology & healthy ageing: using air fryers to help older loved ones

22 June 2023

Local News

Written byCharlie Lovegrove

Technology & healthy ageing: using air fryers to help older loved ones

At Radfield Home Care Havering, we understand that every part of daily life holds significance in the process of ageing well, particularly the simple pleasures such as cooking and enjoying food. One increasingly popular kitchen gadget that many of our clients are embracing is the air fryer. Let’s delve into why older people are finding air fryers a valuable addition to their homes.

A safer way to fry

Safety in the kitchen is paramount for everyone, particularly for our older clients. Traditional deep frying poses a significant risk of burns, from both hot oil splashes and potential spillages. However, air fryers offer a safer alternative for frying. They use a fraction of the oil and have contained, cool-touch exteriors that minimise the risk of burns. With the support of our Care Professionals at Radfield, older adults can confidently air fry to cook their favourite foods.

Easier cooking for older people

With age, certain tasks can become more challenging. Using an oven can be strenuous for older adults and often involves bending down. In contrast, air fryers are a set-and-forget appliance. Once the food is placed inside and the settings are adjusted, it cooks independently, requiring minimal supervision or the monitoring of cooking times. This easy-to-use nature of air fryers is making them a popular choice among those seeking comfortable and stress-free solutions.

A step towards healthier eating

At Radfield Home Care, we’re committed to helping our clients maintain a balanced diet. Air fryers use up to 80% less oil compared to traditional frying methods, which means that food cooked in them is healthier and lower in calories. This is particularly beneficial for older individuals with dietary restrictions or those trying to manage conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or obesity. Our Care Professionals can guide and assist with the use of air fryers, encouraging healthier meal choices and supporting overall wellbeing.

Cost-effective cooking with air fryers

An often overlooked benefit of air fryers is their cost-effectiveness. A standard oven can take a significant amount of time to preheat, consuming more energy and leading to higher utility bills. In contrast, air fryers heat up quickly and use less energy overall, translating to noticeable cost savings over time.

A new era of home care in the UK

Care is not just about meeting basic needs; it’s about enhancing quality of life and fostering independence. As we strive to champion care that people want as well as need, we embrace innovative solutions like air fryers that can provide safe, easy and healthier meal preparation options for our clients.

To find out more about our services and how we can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones, view Radfield Home Care services.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in care, check out job vacancies at Radfield Home Care.


  • What is an air fryer? An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses hot air to cook food, requiring significantly less oil than traditional frying methods.
  • Is an air fryer safe to use? Yes, air fryers are considered safer than traditional deep frying as they have a contained cooking area and cool-touch exteriors, reducing the risk of burns.
  • How does Radfield Home Care support the use of air fryers? Our Care Professionals can assist in setting up and using the air fryer, as well as providing guidance on healthy meal choices that can be cooked using the appliance.


Charlie Lovegrove

Charlie Lovegrove

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Charlie provides support in the office, working with the Operations Director as well as the wider team to improve the delivery of marketing activities.

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